reply to post by knowledgedesired
I don't think anybody chose to be here.
Additionally, even if we did, why do we not remember making that choice? By not remembering, we're effectively another person
. If we knew our
memory would be wiped before entering into this life then we would have to accept the resulting consequence that another person
is forced to
live our life. If this is the case then we're not just wiping our memories, we're abusing another person
I'll admit I do sometimes wonder if this life is a stageshow. I mean, our virtual reality worlds are primitive things, but what will they be in 500
years? Will we actually choose to live in them?
But then I think that if that were true I would know. Since I don't know then it isn't. Otherwise, the person that I am supposed to be is a criminal -
in my view - that's abusing my rights.
We have lots of examples of other life somewhat like ourselves on this planet. It lives and dies and evolves and even has a species lifespan since the
average is something like 2 million years. Why should we be any different? Do flies and worms and birds have a separate divine self too? If we're
going to suggest that WE have divine selves that're somehow separate or more advanced then we have to allow for all life-forms to have this luxury.
Otherwise, it's just anthropocentrism.
Yesterday I was watching birds fly. So amazing and smooth at what they do. They can get around. I can fly too but it's expensive and not nearly as
easily had. They're creatures like I am. I do my best not to harm other creatures, but spiders and other "pests" have to be the most challenging
obstacle. Basically, nature often puts as at odds with each other. You or him.
You must know what I'm talking about. I want spiders to be
happy, but sometimes nature causes us to pick sides. Either you live in a spider infested room with cobwebs everywhere or you make a concerted effort
to keep them out which means some of them will probably die, despite your best efforts. It's the nature of things. Some people believe we can always
avoid conflict, but I believe sometimes it's forced on us. Sure, afterwards you can imagine a way that it could have been avoided, but usually no two
ways in life are the same. Hindsight is 20/20. This is true until we can predict the future without error.
And btw spiders weave theirs webs and crawl around as masterfully as birds fly.
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